College Library and Special Collections

The main library is well stocked with over 22,000 books and audio-visual resources to meet the needs of theological and Christian Youth Ministry students. There are runs of over 130 periodicals, of which 50 are current, and there is access to electronic journals and resources through the validating universities’ websites.
In addition, the Special Collections hold a wealth of primary source material for researchers of dissenting history, and also the College archives. The Baptist history collection has books and ephemera relating to Baptist churches throughout England and Wales. There is a collection of early Bibles, hymn books, pamphlets, periodicals and artefacts, and a file containing brief biographical details of all former Bristol Baptist College students.
The College is pleased to be associated with the Dissenting Academies Online project, where further details of our history may be found, alongside a wealth of other information.
Researchers wishing to use material in the Special Collections should contact the librarian.